Dakota Language Coordinator

Full time @Minneapolis American Indian Center in Non-Profit
  • 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404 View on Map
  • Post Date : February 29, 2024
  • Salary: $48,000.00 / Annually

Job Description

POSITION:                               Dakota Language Coordinator

PROGRAM:                             Culture Language Arts Network (CLAN)

Technology Assisted Language Keeps (TALK)

HOURS:                                   Full-time, 40 hours/week

SCHEDULE:                              Flexible/varied some days, evenings and weekends

SALARY:                                  $48,000 per year, benefits eligible

The Culture Language Arts Network (CLAN) Technology Assisted Language Keepers (TALK) is a program that strengthens community coordination to increase interest in learning Native languages (Ojibwe & Dakota) and expands Native language learning opportunities.


  • Coordinator and utilize resources of curriculum that is suitable for Introductory and Intermediate Dakota classes
  • Coordinate with language consultant/s weekly for Introductory and Intermediate Dakota classes for youth and adults
  • Work with staff, consultants and partnering agencies to coordinate cultural community language infused activities and events
  • Work with Native youth and technology to create and complete language projects
  • Participate in Advisory Council meetings
  • Work with language instructional team to develop language learner assessment strategies and tools for tracking development of proficiency and implements
  • Assist in developing flyers and other methods of advertising for classes, activities and events
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Attend grantee meetings and orientations as program budget permits
  • Meet all grant requirements according to work plan
  • Various other duties as assigned by Program Director


  • BA in American Indian Studies or related field or comparable work experience
  • Familiar with Dakota language, written and verbal skills
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Zoom and other technology Possess excellent motivational and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, demonstrate initiative and have a strong work ethic
  • Knowledge and understanding of American Indian culture and community
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • No current drug/alcohol/substance abuse related problems
  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license and proof of current insurance is favorable

To apply, email a Cover Letter and Resume to csecola@maicnet.org
Cheryl Secola, Program Director

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